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    September 10, 2010
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of our forecast. first of all, it's friday. everybody stepped up to the plate. very nice. >> absolutely. we're kind of torn weatherwise. the temperatures are great. i mean, a little breezy yesterday, but we need some rain. it's getting dry out there. so we're going to try to please both sides of the fence here. we'll continue with the very nice temperatures going into the weekend, but also, providing a chance for some rain. but nonetheless, it is a chance for some rain. so you can see on our h.d. doppler radar, no rain over us. but back in the tennessee and ohio river valleys, you do see some showers and thunderstorms. that's the leftovers from that little tropical storm that ran through texas and the plain states. eventually we do get a chance of some rain out of that
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system. but it will take a while, so we'll talk about it, a pretty good forecast coming up in just a minute. but now we want to see how the traffic's doing this morning. and here's kim dacey. >> good morning, everyone. the biggest thing we have going on right now, northbound 795 is actually shut down right at owings mills boulevard because of a crash there involving two cars. police are on the scene, kind of a mess in that area. so avoid northbound 795 in that area if you can this morning. we'll keep an eye on that as we go through the morning rush. in savage, a crash there to watch for. and in the city, just a reminder for you, preston street is closed because of the orchestra, their gala and concert event going on. that's going to be closed through sunday. so something to be aware of as you head into the weekend. live look outside at the west side of the beltway at liberty road. inner and outer loops moving just fine, very light at 5:00 in the morning. 795 right at cook ease mill, north of where that accident has shut down northbound 795, but it looks like traffic is moving just fine right there.
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stan and mindy, back over to you. >> our big story this morning, controversy over florida pastor's threat to burn copies of the koran tomorrow, the anniversary of 9/11. >> after canceling his event, the florida pastor now says he may have changed his mind once again. 11 news reporter kate apple ar is in our washington bureau with more details. >> good morning, stan. good morning, mindy. whether or not the florida pastor plans to burn the koran tomorrow is unclear. what is clear is just the threat of it has sparked outage around the world. after canceling a koran burning on the anniversary of 9/11, florida pastor terry jones now says he's reconsidering. >> now we're in somewhat in a state of limbo, and we have to rethink, of course, our position. >> earlier, the minister announced he was calling off the event, saying a muslim leader promised a proposed islamic center near ground zero would be moved, but the imam behind that project denied there was ever any deal. >> my major concern with moving
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it is that the headline in the muslim world will be islams under attack in america. >> this is just the latest twist in a drama that drew a chorus of condemnation around the world. the pastor's plan sparked protest in pakistan. a visit from the f.b.i., and a personal call from the defense secretary to stand down. >> the ripple effect -- the potential ripple effect here is very real. >> the pastor now says he will meet with the imam in new york tomorrow. it's unclear if that meeting or the koran burning will actually take place. in washington, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a federal judge in california dechairs the u.s. military's ban on openly gay service members is unconstitutional. a u.s. district court judge says she'll grant a request for an injunction, halting the government's don't ask, don't tell policy for gays in the military. she believes the policy does not help and instead has a
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"direct and difficult paris effect on the armed services." government lawyers argue they should usual a nationwide up junction and believes the issue should be dealt with by congress. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. many had still grieving their losses after the fires in west baltimore. >> the fires on north calhoun street and north kerry street lasted for much of the evening wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the very latest. good morning, jen. >> good morning. fire investigators are still looking for a cause, and meanwhile, the red cross is insisting at least 12 people who have been displaced by this fire. this fire did happen on wednesday afternoon. firefighters battled two
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four-alarm fires on split streets within blocks of one another. the first started on north calhoun street, and it's believed, at least preliminary nearly, that employers from the fire ignited the fire that happened on north kerry street. in all, 11 rowhouses burned, most were vacant. but at this point, we're told that the red cross is assisting six families. >> we need money for clothes, food, i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. you know, we got them a hotel. >> there is really not much left at this rowhouse, this section of rowhouses. you can see the huge, gaping hole behind me. as i stand here on the side, it is littered with debris and broken glass. in fact, i've seen red signs on some of the existing doors saying that this building has been condemned. we do know that fire investigators have several scheduled days off, so it will be at least next week until the potential cause is released. reporting live here in west
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baltimore, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thanks, jen. meanwhile, in california, a massive fire destroys more than 50 homes as a result of a reported gas line rupture. this morning, at least one fatality is confirmed in that blast. it happened last night in a residential neighborhood just south of san francisco. according to officials, 53 homes have been destroyed and 120 damaged. there's no estimate of the number of people missing or hurt. more and more residents in boulder, colorado, are being warned of possible evacuations this morning in case a major fire burning in the foot hills spreads to the city. so far, more than 7,000 acres have been scorched. 3,500 people have been evacuated. in the coming days, that number is expected to grow. the main concern now is that the approaching wind will cause the fire to rekindle. >> new this morning, baltimore city police are investigating a stabbing at rams head live at the inner harbor t. happened about 11:15 last night. it happened inside or outside
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the club, that's unknown. the victim was taken at that an area hospital. that person's condition is unknown this morning. meanwhile, this man, who's charged in a road rage murder, is back behind bars after a judge revoked his million dollar bail. earlier this week, another judge lowered the bail for 26-year-old james king to $1 million, down from $3 million, and he posted bail and walked out of jail. prosecutors and the family of his alleged victim were outraged. king is accused of killing calvin at a red light in edward county last month. >> 61 degrees on tv hill at 5:07. coming up -- a bus carrying more than two dozen passengers ends up in two pieces after a crash in brazil. that story is straight ahead. >> plus, a fatal shooting at a large food processing plant in pennsylvania. details as we cover the nation.
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>> good morning up. coming up on 10 past 5:00. it's a friday morning. downtown, a few scattered
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clues. hard to see from that picture otherwise, but clear weather this morning at downtown 64 degrees. a little cooler in the suburbs, where some of the readings are in the upper 50's this morning. we're clear overhead. there is a storm spinning around over eastern maine. and you see a few showers up in maine and new york state and parts of new england. and you see a cluster of storms toward the tennessee river valley. that's the remnant moisture from hermine. and then way off in the corner of the screen there, you can see a cold front in the dakotas. that's what we'll be watching for a chance of some rain. we need to break this little dry spell we've had so far. but until we get to that point, temperatures will be very nice today. we'll detail all that in just a minute. >> john, thank you. covering the world this morning -- a bus carrying almost 30 passengers was literally cut in half as i was hit by a cargo trail in southeast brazil. rescue workers said at least nine people were killed, six instantly when the train hit the bus, and then dragged it for about 100 yards. more than 15 people were hurt,
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five of them are in serious condition. the accident is still under investigation, but it's being reported the bus driver drove through a stop sign at the railroad tracks. back here in the united states, a shoot being inseed a kraft food facility is northeast philadelphia is being investigated. two people were killed, while one person is reportedly in critical condition. police say the shooter was taken into custody, adding that she was suspended on thursday and escorted from the plant before returning with a gun. >> new rules will be announced later today governing how long airline pilots can fly will remain on duty without rest. the department of transportation and the federal aviation administration expected to make that announcement during a news conference in d.c. this follows concerns that pilots were a contributing factor in a crash in buffalo, new york, in 2009 that killed 50 people. airlines have lobbying the d.o.t. to consider how much new restrictions would cost them. pilots are limited to a 16-hour day and eight hours of flight
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time during a 24-hour period. >> the team now, 5:11, 61 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- the morning's business news in the blood vessel business report. >> a toys r us, we'll have the latest on the popular toy chain in this morning's consumer alert. >> 795 remains shut down for accident clean-up. we'll have the latest on that. [ male announcer ] itchy dry scalp? get selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch-fighters target scalp itch while 5 moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue.
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>> the good news is we made it to another friday. >> yes, purple friday. >> and purple friday at that. bad news, there is a major accident. >> there is.
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northbound 795, it has shut down, actually, northbound 795 right at owings mills boulevard. we're hoping that will be cleared up before most of the rush gets started. but again, shut down right now. we'll keep an eye on that for you as we go through the morning rush. in savage, an accident at washington street at williams street. and in the city, this weekend, the baltimore symphony orchestra gala and concert is going on, so preston street is closed between cathedral and howard. that's going to be until sunday. so just something for your weekend planning as you head out the dollar. week give you a live look at the west side of the beltway. both the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. switching to a live view of 95 at cockeys mill, traffic is shut down, but things are moving just fine there. and that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. now for a check of the buses and trains, we head to kurt kroncke with the m.t.a. >> good morning. we're looking at a delay on the metro subway, westbound running about six to 10 minutes late. the light rail is on schedule from hunt valley to cromwl
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station. on the marc trains, on-time service at penn, camden and brunswick lines. then we have the buses right now, a couple of diversions, 5, 19, 21 diverting at fayette and eutaw. with the m.t.a. transit team, i'm kurt kroncke. now back to john collins. >> thank you. and we take a look at our h.d. doppler radar, a couple of sprinkles, almost lake-effect type, little sprinkles and showers coming off lake ontario in new york state. and this rain, remnants of hermine, with a tropical storm, produced a lot of rain, texas from the plains states, and now that moisture is moving into the mississippi and ohio river valleys, tennessee river valley, and eventually it will move to the east. i think most of that will pass to our south. we have a cool front coming into the dakotas. that's going to be the real weather maker by the end of the weekend. but until we get to that point, i mean, if nothing's going on, let's take a look at what happened yesterday. 79, the high at the airport. inner harbor, 78.
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80 is a typical high. yesterday, 50's and 60's. and we expect today's high will be at this point maybe just a little bit shy of that, not bad, really. a few scattered clouds out there this morning, up see the last couple of hours of satellite imagery showing a few clouds passing overhead. temperaturewise, 64, annapolis. 65, easton. salisbury, 52. on the board, it's 56. westminster, 57. in the 40's out in far western maryland right now. we take a look at the satellite imagery, and the surface map out there, big area of high pressure is sitting over us, and that's going to favor our weather with some good conditions during the day today, a few scattered clues, breezy, cooler than normal. the normal high about 80 degrees. we expect mid 70's to near 80 for the high. northwest winds at 10 to 15, a few winds will be stronger than that. so breezy again today, but not as breezy as yesterday. some say that's getting earlier each day. 7:23 right now, the sun sets.
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let's take a look at the futurecast. by saturday evening, we begin to pick up some clouds. that's more than 24 hours away. so today and tomorrow look great. but by saturday night into sunday morning, we begin to see some rain approach the area. we can use the rain, so even though it's on a weekend, i know it's kind of good news. and then by sunday evening, everything moves out of the picture. so sunday is the day that we expect rain shower activity, scattered showers and thunderstorms skewed perhaps to before noontime for at least most of it, but friday and saturday look good. 77 today, 80 tomorrow. near 80 on sunday. even with the rain chance in there. and then we dry out again monday through thursday of next week, temperatures in the 80's. and then falling into the 70's, and more dry weather. >> black & decker is recalling some 192,000 sanders. the company says the plastic disc on their random orbit sanders can fly off or break
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apart while in use, causing injury. black & decker had received 73 reports of incidents where the plastic disc came off and 15 reports of injuries, including one that caused serious cuts to a person's face. the sanders were sold at authorized black & deckers nationwide from january 2007 through january 2009. the toy store taking its ware toss a mall near you. toys r us plans to open 600 temporary express stores in malls and other shopping centers across the country for the upcoming holiday season. toys r us is trying to compete with online retailers and other places, such as wal-mart. it hasn't been available to consumers since k.b. toys closed in 2008. cotton futures are at their highest closing price since 1995. the rise comes as rain threatens the cotton crop here in the u.s., and crops in china and pakistan have been hurt as well. large retailers like wal-mart,
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jcpenney and gap, buy many retail items from china, all of which means your jeans and t-shirts could cost more come this winter. >> investors on wall street will honor the colleagues, friends, and family they lost on 9/11 today. and detroit automakers may soon have a new white house skeptic to deal with. jane king joins us live from the bloomberg business report. happy friday to you, jane. >> hi, stan. happy friday to you, too. looks like we're going to start off steady here this morning. later today, we'll pay close attention to what president obama has to say about the economy. now, the "new york times" says the president will appoint one of his former campaign advisors to lead his council of economic advisors. the "times" says opposed bailing out chrysler. we did continue climbing higher yesterday. jobless claims fell to a two-month low. it is fantasy football season. 30 million fantasy players expected to play this year. and a study says these players have average household incomes
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of almost $93,000, but maybe not for long. one leading employment firm says companies may be losing as much as $1.5 million in lost productivity while employees play fantasy football. some offices are having to let workers go. and some players say they're even quitting their jobs to spend more time on the game. just ahead, traders will have a moment of silence to honor those lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the c.e.o. of the new york stock exchange will be joined by a september concert founder in ringing the opening bell here. he started the nationwide concert evident, hoping to help perform the pain of those attacks into a celebration of peace at free performances around the country. and then this afternoon, representatives from the nonprofit voices of september 11 will visit the stock exchange and ring the closing bell. and today, traders at the nasdaq will also hold a moment of silence. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. stan and mindy, back to you. >> all right, jane, see you back here at 6:15. >> 5:21, 61 degrees on tv hill.
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coming up, another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> i know you're busy this friday morning, get the kids ready for school, running out to the office. but when we come back, just give me your attention for a couple of minutes, because ray lewis has something to say, and believe me, you are going to want to hear it. >> and don't forget to email your answer to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with a federal judge's ruling that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> over the years, you see a lot of different players, ravens players included, they play it close to the vest when they're talking about an opponent and an upcoming game, for understandable reasons. but this time around for ray
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lewis, talking about the jets and the monday season opener in the meadowlands. having obviously heard enough out of new york in the way of trash talking from jets players and jets coach rex ryan, ray got way past political correctness, and he cut loose. this might be the best of ray lewis in 15 years talking about an upcoming opponent. >> i don't know what rex said. but, man, look, the bottom line is, you know, and i'm going to be very careful about this, we're talking about the jets like we're talking about the saints. that's the defending super bowl champs. until they play tonight, that's the only team that can be dethroned, drew brees and the saints, not sanchez and the jets. you know all this, we the miami heat of football? if y'all the miami heat, we got to be the lakers. because we looking at multiple rings, what you know i'm saying? but you lven to all this yap, yap, the bottom line is you got to buck you will up your chin straps. the thing that he said --
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whatever he said -- but when you talk about what i can't do, we talking about a decade of stuff i've done so. we're not talking about whether i couldn't -- i did not want to call one defense or not. coach mark sanchez. coach your jets. my name should not come out unless you telling somebody to block me, which is going to be a very hard damn task on monday night. so whatever he feels that they want to see and all these jets want it talk about this, man, you still got to play the game. the game anti-played on terms. the game is played when you buckle up your chin straps. i hope the team can cast the ship right. it's just -- it's what you love, it's what you love. it's just a certain point you get tired of everybody talking about stuff. you can talk about whatever, but the bottom line is, there ain't no man over there that's going to fight with me, so i'm good with that part of it. >> monday night, ray lewis and the ravens in the new meadowlands stadium. the play will start, and we'll
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have the call for you on wbal and 98 rock. this is going to be something special. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your friday's off to a fantastic start. >> certainly will be interesting. >> big game still a couple of days away. >> time is 5:26, 61 degrees on tv hill. coming up in the next half-hour of 11 news today -- >> homes are condemned after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> some local schoolser the right to pat themselves on the back. we'll have decalls in this morning's education alert. presently cooler morning this morning, and we expect plenty of sun during the afternoon. this afternoon, pretty good combination. >> northbound 795 still shoot down because of accident clean-up. we'll have the latest on that and give you a live look iv
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i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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